We pulled off the highway on the wetlands road.
Leaving the stubbled hills
It was not possible to close our eyes.
Then they came. A sudden calling,
The goddess moon gave us light
Our hour passed. Rested, we drove on.
Penny Gerking is a retired RN, has published poetry in The Lyric, Outer Darkness, Perspectives, and ezines; mipo's ella, The Horsethief's Journal, The Green Tricycle, Nectarzine as well as other anthologies and journals. She is editor of Retrozine the journal of memories and administrates the on-line forums Heaven's Pennies. She writes fiction, mainstream and sci fi, facilitates writing groups, teaches at workshops, and still finds playing with the grandkids the most fun of all.
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